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    So it is your contention that there isn't ONE...

    So it is your contention that there isn't ONE person who finds a voice through the church?
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    Ah, but it did. Religion does give people a...

    Ah, but it did. Religion does give people a voice, it is why many turn to it. It may not be the voice that you would choose, but it doesn't negate that it does speak for others.



    Even with...
  3. In reading Pinker, perhaps the better term for...

    In reading Pinker, perhaps the better term for "stressed" would be "running roughshod over" other areas. Take psychology. Cognitive-behavioral therapy and psychoanalysis are on their heels,...
  4. A debate on science and the humanities; Wiesltier takes on Pinker

    The New Republic has truly hit one of the park recently by publishing this debate series. The importance of science in higher education in America is really being stressed right now. "STEM" programs...
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    I'm a big fan of the Macarthur Study Bible...

    I'm a big fan of the Macarthur Study Bible which is just HUGE but gives a detailed explanation of every verse and story. Another indispensable guide is Strong's exhaustive concordance. The latter...
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    All of the items listed, even religion, give...

    All of the items listed, even religion, give people a voice. You can't state that religion doesn't and give a free pass to politics, education, and literature. I can think of instances in all of...
  7. I have to commend you for your effort and ability...

    I have to commend you for your effort and ability to work with a challenging student. The most important thing to me is for you to maintain a positive outlook and to consult with others about how to...
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    Great comments so far. I have to agree with...

    Great comments so far. I have to agree with LiraelG's assertion about the "isolation" of taking an online course. Many programs stress the importance of moving through in a cohort group. That is a...
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    I appreciate it when each character has their own...

    I appreciate it when each character has their own speaking style, dialect, and thought process. when those differences are marginal, I tend to notice that very quickly and view the work as one of...
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    I love threads like this due to the sheer amount...

    I love threads like this due to the sheer amount of subjectivity. It's comparable to when people attempt to rate pugilists of different weight classes. Ali or Robinson? Mayweather or Tyson? ...
  11. Thread: Breaking Bad

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    The show is fascinating in a number of ways. ...

    The show is fascinating in a number of ways. Most prominently, Walt's "progression" from average Joe to becoming a completely ruthless, child poisoning meth kingpin. Gus Fring provides a...
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    Turgenev's Fathers & Sons would give you somewhat...

    Turgenev's Fathers & Sons would give you somewhat of a reprieve from the seriousness of TBK. It's a generational story and contains some good Russian history in it to boot.
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    Stick with Russian lit-Ivan Turgenev will give...

    Stick with Russian lit-Ivan Turgenev will give you some positive news and then when you get to Chekhov, you'll be reaching for the vodka and a revolver.
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    To me, it would be fascinating to read that book...

    To me, it would be fascinating to read that book in a college class along with Martin Buber's I and Thou. The competing viewpoints you mentioned would be highlighted perfectly with such a pairing.
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    I really enjoyed the book. Pirsig came across as...

    I really enjoyed the book. Pirsig came across as honest and sincere about his faults an the faults of others. The interaction between father and son was a hidden gem. The struggle to come to peace...
  16. Thread: Ayn Rand

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    I would contend that while a person may disagree...

    I would contend that while a person may disagree with her philosophy, she is not a lightweight. An earlier comparison equated her to the likes of Glenn Beck. Mr Beck does not have a coherent...
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    Excellent point Nick. Pharmaceutical medicines...

    Excellent point Nick. Pharmaceutical medicines that cure or greatly aid health are done out of the profit motive, not necessarily a heart-rendering understanding of patience, thoug hI wouldn't deny...
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    The unabomber should sue for plagiarism of his...

    The unabomber should sue for plagiarism of his material.
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    Not a book, but Henry James and his "The Real...

    Not a book, but Henry James and his "The Real Thing" messed with me. Haven't re-tried it due to the emotional scarring and whipping it gave me. ;)
  20. Thread: Book backlog

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    My BTR list is HUGE. I try to think of it as a...

    My BTR list is HUGE. I try to think of it as a "good" problem as I have plenty of options from which to choose from. It doesn't help matters when you are reading Dickins and Proust and can't move...
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    Proust, we need Marcel Proust.

    Proust, we need Marcel Proust.
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    I love Vonnegut, the wandering nature of his...

    I love Vonnegut, the wandering nature of his works gets to you, but they tie in together at the end of his works typically.
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    The Death of the Moth and other Essays

    I recently picked up a copy of this book, the print date was from 1942 and the book was in great shape. So far, I really have to say that I enjoy Evening over Susssex the most. This is definitely a...
  24. Thread: YouVersion app

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    YouVersion app

    Being one who has a general interest in all things theological, I can't sing the praises enough of YouVersion. You can have the Bible downloaded to your phone, personal PC, or other devices and have...
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    I have to say that I really enjoy Hitchens and...

    I have to say that I really enjoy Hitchens and his work. I just recently finished Mortality and I have to say that I found it to be very refreshing and honest, even in the face of impending death. ...
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